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energy taxes, pay equity for women, on the table in new york last night. >> we will have the latest coming up in just a bit. also this morning, something has to be done about the way our kids are treating one another. today, the subject of bullying being taken on right here in the city of baltimore. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. the big story that a lot of you are talking about of course the presidential debates last night. it happened in new york. >> the town hall style meeting moderated by cnn's candy crowley. we go live for a live report. renee marsh is live in new york this morning. >> reporter: well last night's presidential debate was nothing like the first one. the candidates were feisty and they were on message. in front of the town hall audience of uncommitted voters. president obama pulled few punches last night. a stark contrast to his debate performance two weeks ago. >> when he said, behind closed
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doors, that 47% of the country considered themselves victims, who refused personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about? >> mitt romney held his ground. calling the president a failed leader. >> a recent study has shown that people in the middle class will see $4,000 a year higher taxes. as a result of the spending and borrowing of this administration. i will not let that happen. >> the candidates clashed over the economy. energy. and the administration's response to the attack in libya that killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> the day after the attack, governor, i stood in the rose garden, and i told the american people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened. that this was an act of terror. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> a poll of voters who want to put the president in the winner's circle by a slim
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garden but say romney would do a better job with the economy. both sides say their guy won. >> president obama spent exactly no time at all speaking about any specific plan force a second term. i think it is governor romney, the job plan, the tax plan, and he showed it is a sketchy deal. >> the next and final presidential debate will happen next monday and the topic will be foreign policy as well as national security. we are live this morning, in hemp stead, new york, i'm renee marsh, back to you. >> and now, maryland's most accurate forecast. all right, everyone. let's take a look at the current setup. where we're looking at the radar this morning. and on the radar, not a whole lot. but as we look at what is brewing, yes, we can see some showers and storms across the middle of the nation. and that's going to be courtesy of a cold front ha is going to be making its way in here, as we go into tomorrow. butment meantime, this morning, the temperatures are coming in at 42 degrees right now in jess up. we are very chilly out there. cold in some spots.
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make sure you grab the heavy coat as you step out the door. mount airy, 42 degrees. dew point at 40. patchy fog across the area as well. and davidsonville, 43 degrees with the dew point at 40 degrees. here is the way it looks through the rest of the day. 8:00, quite chilly. temperature is 48 degrees. close to 50 and at 63 degrees with the sun/cloud mix by lunchtime and even as we go into 3:00, sun and clouds. that temperature at 67. and we will be nice and seasonable for today. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning, we have patchy fog out there. >> and it is causing the reduced visibility across the region and definitely a good time to turn on the low beams, slow down and be extra careful to work or school. the harrisburg expressway, no delays from the beltway to the city. and if you're headed out to the beltway, you're looking at an 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. we have a crash on 95 to tell you about at the northbound
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lanes. as we take a look live downtown, everyone is moving along. no problems through the fort mchenry tunnel. harbor tunnel nice and clear. that's a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic. over to you. in the classroom, and on the playground and online, bullying seems to be more and more common and more and more vicious. >> there is something that needs to be done. no doubt about it. that is why a panel is meeting today to try to figure out ways to stop all of this. linda soh is live at friendship academy. what are they doing, linda? >> reporter: it all starts with a pep rally for studentsed to and meet with educators, guest speakers, to come up with real strategies to help kids if they are being bullied. joining us this morning is the academy director, erika goodrich thanks for joining us. we were talking earlier, you said this is a growing problem and this is a serious one. kids, this isn't just name calling but you have seen it get much worse. >> absolutely. i've actually experienced, through my course in this
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journey in education, students who actually contemplate taking their lives. because of bullying. and what i want to say to all children this morning, is to just know that are you loved and that you are supported. and killing yourself is never the answer. because it is only going to keep the problem going. it doesn't help anybody else until you tell somebody. never be afraid to speak up. never walk in silence. never think that you don't have a voice or that somebody is not listening. even if you have to go to a random person, and say, hey, i'm being bullied, here are the things i'm that are going on in my life. tell somebody. it is okay to speak about it. it is okay to talk about it. and it is a reality for our children. >> do you find that some kids are scared to report it? first they're afraid of retaliation? and second that they may not be
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taken seriously. >> absolutely. and retaliation, not just from children, and sometimes children feel that adults will, you know, kind of push them to the side or not really listen to them, or cause the retaliation, because they're causing confusion and that builds in. so what i would encourage all schools to do is to make sure that you talk about it, and that your children know that from prek to 12th grade, that we are here for you. and that we are going to support you. and that no issue of bullying is too small to be dealt with. i mean name calling. if somebody pushes you in the hallway. if someone picks your lock, using your locker, when they apparently know that is yours, that is a form of bullying. >> so real quickly, let's talk about today. when do things kickhere? what can kids expect? kids can expect a day of excitement. yeah! they can expect to be taught. they can expect to have an
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opportunity to express some of the things that they are going through. so that we can also know what to look for in their lives. and so to understand from their lens exactly what is going on. i think it is a fun way for kids to really feel like okay, i feel safe, i'm comfortable, it is okay, let's talk about it. so they really can expect to talk about it today. and then to learn how to deal with it. >> wonderful. okay, so that anti-bullying conference forum, it starts today at friendsship academy and kids get a chance to open and get tips and learn more. they're excited. the department of justice will investigate whether a specialty pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak violated federal law. the number of illnesses suspected with the contaminated
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steroid have increased. the circuit court judge in albany kentucky passed away. a suspected case of fungal meningitis. >> he was the center of our universe. as a family. >> yesterday, criminal investigators from the fda were in massachusetts, at the company, whose steroid medication is now linked to that outbreak. well, 10 years ago we told you about baltimore's worst tragedy. >> a fire bomb killed the dawson family of seven. after mrs. dawson's repeated efforts to shut down drug activity in her east baltimore neighborhood. last night the family was remembered. students from the dawson family were remembered and students touted the changes that came about. the dawson center was built for children's activities that happened back in 2007. and baltimore's witness intimidation program was
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created. congressman cummings was there and says the city could do more. >> they did not fear a stray bullet. they did not fear stepping on needles when they go to school. they did not fear seeing the caps of black cocaine. >> and the neighbor pled guilty to the crime and was handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole. the investigation into a boating accident involving delegate don dwyer won't be completed until next year. according to the baltimore sun, witness interviews and toxicology reports are still incomplete. six people were hurt in the crash. that was back in august. dwyer admitted he had been drinking. and investigators say right now, they're still trying to figure out who is at fault, and another boat driver could also face charges. well, two high school students have been arrested for carrying weapons to class. >> yes, a southern high school, in ann arundel county, administrators were alerted about a student who was showing
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a weapon to classmates. police say that he was carrying a knife and a pellet gun and he was taken into custody. >> owings mills high school in baltimore county, a student is charge as a juvenile with possession of a dangerous weapon. a 17-year-old brought a bb gun to class. other students saw it. and immediately alerted administrators. well, you're going to see it as question four on the ballot. but you probably heard of it referred to as the dream act. >> as we push to election day, those for and against the final push, out there trying to get your support, we will lay out what it could mean for you. >> when it comes to what your child is majoring in. does money matter? the answer, absolutely. we will give you the numbers. it may be a great trick to show your friends but there is a reason this 7-year-old boy can quack like a duck and lynette, it is not funny. >> it is unseasonably cold this morning, charley. but we have a warmup on the way. we are dealing with a crash
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on 95 at 895 in elk ridge. i'm tracking the delays. we will have the complete time saver traffic report coming up on good morning maryland. >> 6:11 on this wednesday. a live look at new york. let's head that way. for today's tech bytes. in today's tech byte, ample confirming an -- apple confirming be a announcement next week, expected to be the smaller cheaper tablet computer and competing with other tablets that sell for $200. microsoft is taking preorders for the service tablet which will be available on the 26th. price for the windows 8 device is $500 about the same as an ipad. a keyboard is optional. other computer manufacturers are getting ready for windows 8 by offering their own new devices with touch screens. "the wall street journal" katie barrett says you will still be able to use windows 8 without touch, but why? >> i think to take full advantage of windows 8 you want to get a touch screen device but you can still use your mouse and your cursor. it is just a little clumsy. >> the new devices include
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traditional laptops with touch screens. laptops that convert into tablets. and tablets such as the surface, and ipad. those are your tech bytes. i'm paula ferris.
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no duck in sight. that's a 7-year-old making that squeaking sound. he is not playing tricks. it turns out the boy swallowed a whisle from one of his plastic toys. it was a plastic duck. it happened nearly a month ago. his family took him to the emergency room and doctors were able to remove that whistle from his lungs safely. they just had to get the video first of him squeaking like that. >> got to have a great story and things to show your friends. lynette was laughing at that a little while ago. >> the kid is fine and a great story to tell. the forecast is also great. beginning to feel a lot like
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fall. got to keep the jackets handy. >> yes, it is cold out there this morning. so break out the big coat. as you go into the afternoon though. you won't necessarily need the big coat. a light jacket or sweater around. as we look at the satellite and radar, this is what is going on around the nation. and our next weather pattern is coming right here. so we see the showers and storms, around the northern plains with an upper level low spinning across that area and that is going to kick a cold front in our direction and with that, we will begin to see some showers in the forecast, later on tomorrow evening, and also early friday morning. the radar close up, satellite close up, picking up on some cloud cover this morning. and mainly at the ground so we are dealing with a little bit of patchy fog out there, and don't let that fool you. we will get some sunshine in here as we go throughout the day. the temperatures are cold this morning. look at brookville, 38 degrees there. and more of the same in jefferson. and we're at 42 degrees in edge water. and 45 in edgemere. and pilesville, 37 degrees right now. and saint stevensville at 45.
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we have an area of high pressure at the surface that will slowly work its way to the east. clockwise flow around high pressure. that will pump in some of the warmer air as we go through tomorrow. we will definitely be hitting the 70s. today is more seasonable. future trend not picking up on a whole lot today. it won't be until tomorrow that we start to see some showers working their way in around 5:00. the commute home could be on the wet side. and even late into the evening. early friday morning. possibility of still some wet weather out there for you. and this is what we're looking at as we go through lunchtime today. the temperature is around 63 degrees. but we will warm up nicely. it is going to be a nice seasonable day on tap with the high temperature coming in at 67 degrees. and by thursday, p.m. rain. here is what we have for the next couple of days for you. sunday, that's where our eyes are. the komen race looks good right now. a chilly start with plenty of sunshine through the day. let's get a check of the traffic with lauren cook.
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good morning. >> good morning. and i have my hand warmers ready. that race for the cure will shut down many streets in the heart of hunt valley. definitely something to keep in mind. and stop by this sunday if you don't have anything going on. it is a lot of fun. some good news for you traveling in elk ridge. a crash has cleared from the northbound lines of 95 through the harbor tunnel throughway and no significant delays as we travel up towards the city. and if you are using 695, as we check in and take a live look outside, here at baltimore national pike, traffic is moving right along. starting to con guest though on the outer loop. looking at a 12-minute ride as you travel from 795 to 95. the beltway is in great shape. from parkville all the way up to towson. and if you are using the jfx to get into the city, it is a normal ride. just 11 minutes right now. traveling southbound, from the beltway, all of the way downtown to east fayette street. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. megan and charley, over to you. >> how is this for a traffic nightmare? for man 50,000 pounds of cranberries spilled on it a wisconsin interstate. they came from a semi truck
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whose trailer split in half. no one was hurt. the highway crews had quite a red mess they had to clean up. >> i bet they did. you can get gas and coffee and also a quick workout. and now a quick push to get truckers out from behind the wheel on to the treadmill. one company is making it as convenient as possible. deer season is coming up. maybe this guy was just trying to get in shape. we will show you how a deer must have really wanted to pump some iron to get inside that gym. and as we go to break, a picture of atlanta. atlanta georgia. and before we come back in a bit, a preview of what is coming up on right this minute airing on abc 2 at 2:00. we have great videos for you. first up, a video, a teaser for an upcoming documentary, about a new device that was designed to detonate land mines. >> awesome idea. and cheap to make. that's what is super cool. >> i have a video, all i got to say, it is a bunch of dudes sky
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diving, completely naked. these guys are raising funds for the african conservation trust. to raise awareness for rhinos being poached in south africa. i think he does more than sky diving news. >> yes, he likes to be in the buff. >> for more fantastic video, just tune in to right this minute. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware.
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and this is maryland. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine.
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as the temperature goes down, your chances of gaining weight goes up. >> it may not seem like a huge surprise. there are a lot of reasons we pack on the pounds this time of the year. colder temperatures typically keep a lot of us inside and less active and less opportunity to burn off extra calories. many of our favorite foods come in packed with calories. >> those are the comfort foods. you may actually want to alter the recipes just a little bit. >> modify the fat content in the cream soup changing to a
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skim milk and less starchy vegetables and a fat free stock. you have to be mindful that those calories are going to stay with you over the winter months. >> she also goes on to say that you also have to figure out a way to stay active, no matter how cold it gets outside. well, truckers often times have a difficult time keeping their weight off when they're on the road. particularly it is because they spend so much time sitting. now a new business tries to change that. snap fitness is opening gyms at truck stops nationwide, this at the flying j on i-20 just outside dallas. >> most of the guys who are driving today, they go from the driver's seat to the sleeper. >> there is no way to work out while on the road one trucker says and for $20 a month he can stop and sweat and he hopes the gyms work on the east and west coast and hopefully drivers will be more healthy. >> and check this video out if you need more motivation to head the gym.
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surveillance video of any time fitness caught a deer running into the front door and the manager says she heard a loud boom and thought some of the equipment had fallen over. it was actually this deer. it wasn't giving up any time soon. pretty driven. came back for another attempt before finally running away. all right. time now for caption this. lauren joins us up here in the set. i hear your adoption is very cute. >> and this is dusty keller and her great niece, after a long day of pray. she fell right on top of her toy kitchen et. we posted it on facebook. many of have you sounded off already. and it is the best place to nap. tonya dorsey saying, i hope you enjoyed dinner. >> the kitchen is now closed. and now, i don't have to make my bed. >> so keep your captions coming. we enjoy them. and we have more photos this week and next week. send them my way at wmar .com. we enjoy all of the pictures.
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and thanks again to vicky for sendinin today's picture. just adorable. >> just a great picture. all right, well they usually have to save their allowance to get the jeans they want. >> how is it that a teenager was able to buy a home? by the way, this is her second home.
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as a pastor, my support for question 6
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is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
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we know how you're voting on the dream act? there is a push for and against it to get you on their side. mom, the idea of a stranger targeting your child is terrifying but one woman takes drastic measures trying to figure out why a grown man would want to friend her daughter online. >> got a case of the mondays? i think you will have to come up with a different excuse. according to a new study, your bad mood has nothing to do with the day of the week. those stories are straight ahead on this wednesday morning. so you better be in a good mood. thanks for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> it is chilly out there. you may want to grab the coats. i will net is out there, and letting us know how cool it is. you're in the studio but you will let us know how cool it is outside. >> yes, i sure am. cold outside. 45 degrees in bladensburg. 43 in towson. and 37, the coldest one for
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last, in miersville. make sure you have the heavy coat as you step out the door. it is different than yesterday. the winds are calm and not as breezy throughout the day. also we have patchy fog to talk about this morning as well. so as you head out and about, take it easy on the roadways. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now and this will stay this way even as we go into the afternoon. we will get the sun cloud mix in here just like we saw yesterday and the temperatures will be a little bit warmer. talking about seasonable levels. so as we walk you through your day, your planner looks like this. this morning, around 8:00, temperature at 48 degrees. and still partly cloudy skies. and by lunchtime, we still have that sun/cloud mix and temperature at 63. and then the high temperature for today, 67 degrees. and mostly sunny by the afternoon. and so it is going to be a good day. you will have the big coat on this morning, as you go into the afternoon, maybe a light jacket or a sweater. let's get a check of the traffic with lauren cook. >> good morning. >> well as you mentioned patchy fog across


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